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astronaut photograph was taken august 18, 2003 with a kodak dcs760 digital camera equipped with an 800mm lens and provided by cynthia a. evans (lockheed martin / earth observations laboratory, johnson space center). the supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the internet. additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the nasa/jsc
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by Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory
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These data represent the elevation of the Earth's land surface in meters, relative to sea level. Positive values are height above sea level, negative values below sea level. The data are formatted as a single-channel 16-bit integer (two byte, long) signed raw binary file, with big-endian byte order and no header. Dimensions are 86400 columns (width, x) by 43200 lines (height, y).The coordinates of the upper-left hand corner of the first pixel is 180 degrees West, 90 degrees North. Grid spacing...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8391
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by Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Texas A&M/Cornell
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On May 19th, 2005, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view of the Sun sinking below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera (Pancam) mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover’s 489th Martian day, or sol. Spirit was commanded to stay awake briefly after sending that sol’s data to the Mars Odyssey orbiter just before sunset. This small panorama of the western sky was obtained using Pancam’s 750-nanometer, 530-nanometer and...
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Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Sun, What -- Crater, What -- Mars,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17213
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by Astronaut photograph was taken August 18, 2003 with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 800mm lens and provided by Cynthia A. Evans (Lockheed Martin / Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center). The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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high resolution 1000 pixel-wide image (650 kB JPEG) All astronauts are interested in observing unique human footprints from space, and especially those reflecting thousands of years of human activities. The region of the Great Pyramids of Giza—the last remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—is a favorite target. Although the pyramids have been imaged many times before by astronauts (for example: Space Station View of the Pyramids at Giza) , each new image provides a...
Topics: What -- Sphinx, What -- Sun, Where -- Cairo, Where -- Egypt
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16566
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A massive solar flare erupted from the surface of the Sun at 9:51 UTC on October 28, 2003. The solar flare persisted for more than an hour, peaking at 11:10 UTC. Associated with the flare was an ejection of a billion tons or more of gas from the Sun’s tenuous outer atmosphere, or corona. Both the flare and the coronal mass ejection accelerated electrically charged particles to very high energies and hurled them at near the speed of light directly toward the Earth. It takes light roughly 8...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- SOHO, What -- Imager, What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16618
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Tucked deep in the Cambodian rainforest, the ancient Angkor Wat temple is considered one of the most valuable architectural sites in Asia. Angkor Wat is the pinnacle of the city of Angkor, capital of the once-powerful Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia. The temple was built by Suryavarman II between 1113 and 1150 AD. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat is a representation of Mount Meru, home of the gods and the center of the Hindu universe. In addition to its unique pyramid temple...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17041
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by Images by Stuart Snodgrass, NASA Goddard SVS; Landsat 7 data courtesy USGS Eros Data Center; MODIS data courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
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On July 29, 2001, emergency workers in Sicily, Italy, were working round the clock to reinforce dams to contain the lava flows threatening the tourist base, called Rifugio Sapienza, at the foot of Mt. Etna. Another river of lava stopped just short (about 4 km) of the town of Nicolosi. Meanwhile, the air over southeastern Sicily is thick with ash and nearby residents of Catania, a town located downwind of the volcanic plume, have been forced to use umbrellas while walking outside. As of August...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, What -- Terra, What -- Earth, What -- EOS, What -- Enterprise, Where -- Italy,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1898
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These fire data show the number of one square kilometer points, in each half-degree pixel (each pixel is 2500 square kilometers at the equator), that are hot enough to contain a large fire. These data, averaged for each month, are used to monitor natural and man-made fires, which affect both forest ecosystems and global climate. (Data from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer [AVHRR]). Sensor: NOAA-15 POES/AVHRR. Data Start Date: 4/1/92. Data End Date: 12/31/93.
Topic: What -- NOAA 15
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7269
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by Images courtesy Hassan Partow, UNEP; animation by Lori Perkins, NASA GSFC Science Visualization Studio, based on data from the and the
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Landsat satellite imagery reveals that in the last 10 years, wetlands that once covered as much as 20,000 square km (7,725 square miles) in parts of Iraq and Iran have been reduced to about 15 percent of their original size. Through the damming and siphoning off of waters from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the ecosystem has been decimated and, as a result, a number of plant and animal species face possible extinction.The top image is a false-color composite made from data collected by the...
Topics: What -- Landsat 5, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Persian...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2056
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by Images and animation courtesy NASA GSFC based on data from MOPITT ( and .)
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NASA's <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov">Terra</a> spacecraft has assembled the most complete view ever of the world's air pollution travelling through the atmosphere, across continents and oceans. For the first time, policymakers and scientists now have a way to identify the major sources of air pollution and to closely track where the pollution goes, anywhere on Earth. The false colors in these images represent levels of carbon monoxide in the lower...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Toronto
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1788
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by Image courtesy Ron Beck, Satellite Systems Branch
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Bordered on its east side by the Detroit River, which connects Lake Saint Clair (east) to Lake Erie (south), Detroit is Michigan’s largest city. In this scene, the blue-gray cluster of pixels shows the greater Detroit area. East of Lake Saint Clair and north of Lake Erie lies the southernmost corner of Canada’s Ontario province. Windsor, Ontario, is the cluster of blue-gray pixels that sits just across the river from Detroit. The dark greens to the northwest are heavily vegetated land...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- France, Where -- Michigan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16367
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It takes a view from above to appreciate the giant designs the ancient Nazca people carved into the Peruvian desert. This view from the Ikonos satellite reveals a giant spiral, a spider, and perfectly straight lines that stretch for kilometers across the desert. The Nazca created these geoglyphs between 200 BCE and AD 600 by clearing away the dark red top soil and stone, leaving the pale underlying soil exposed. Since the plain where the lines are carved receives little rain or wind, the lines...
Topics: What -- Discovery, Where -- Peru
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17305
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The Dasht-e Kevir, or Great Salt Desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is primarily uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the meager moisture from completely evaporating.This image was acquired by <a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/">Landsat 7’s</a> Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on October 24, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using infrared, green, and red...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Iran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2708
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NASA scientists have an explanation for one of the worst climatic events in the history of the United States, the “Dust Bowl” drought, which devastated the Great Plains and all but dried up an already-depressed American economy in the 1930s.Siegfried Schubert of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and colleagues used a computer model developed with modern-era satellite data to look at the climate over the past 100 years. The study found cooler-than-normal surface...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where -- Pacific...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16765
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Vivid colors belie the arid landscape of northern Chile where the Atacama Desert, one of the world’s driest, meets the foothills of the Andes. Here salt pans and gorges choked with mineral-streaked sediments give way to white-capped volcanoes.This scene was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite on October 28, 2001.
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16692
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by Images and (click to order high-resolution images), were provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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Some of the most breathtaking views of Earth taken from space are those that capture our planet’s limb. When viewed from the side, the Earth looks like a flat circle, and the atmosphere appears like a halo around it. This glowing halo is known as the limb. Viewed from satellites, space shuttles, and even the moon, the image of this luminous envelope of gases shielding the life on our planet from the dark, cold space beyond rarely fails to fascinate us.The two images above show the Earth’s...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- International Space Station...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16408